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Apple opens all shops within the US after closing for a yr

However, with some restrictions, the technology giant can already receive its customers in physical stores.

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2, 2021

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This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur due to this process.

A tunnel of hope looks a little closer. Apple is opening all of its stores in the US after it closed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they can physically receive customers and work almost "normally".

This Monday, the tech giant opened the last stores that were still closed in the United States. These are the ones that correspond to the state of Texas, making a total of 271 locations in the northern country. However, some have to work under constraints such as capacity. This way, customers can only participate by appointment.

A year ago, Apple closed all stores except China. Since then, it has had to be opened and closed depending on the epidemiological status of each region.

The improvement in the north country

According to the BBC, there has been a significant drop in cases in the US since early February. Hospital stays were reduced to 16% and deaths to 3.5%. However, the country remains the country with the highest number of deaths and infections from COVID-19.

The medium states three factors that explain why a little light is already visible at the end of the tunnel. First, it means that they are no longer traveling like they were on vacation, which means that they are less exposed to the virus. Second, by March 2, 28.7 million Americans were infected. However, since many infected people did not take a test or were asymptomatic, it is estimated that the number would multiply by four, that is, almost a third of the population.

After all, the decline in cases is due to the fact that large numbers of people are now using face masks. In addition, the accelerated vaccination process has prevented the coronavirus from spreading so easily.

These points have opened the door for various brands and companies to present themselves to the public again.

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